Healthy whole wheat banana bread

Banana bread is super easy and super delicious, not to mention somewhat healthy.

I used my Kitchenaid pro mixer to make a double batch.

I doubled this recipe…

Whole wheat banana bread

1.5c whole wheat flour
2 ripe bananas
1/2 c brown sugar
2 eggs
1/3 c butter
1/4 tsp baking soda
2 tsp baking powder
Dash salt
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 c milk or water

Preheat oven to 350

In a separate bowl mix flour baking soda and powder. Set aside.

Using stand mixer;
Cream together butter and brown sugar.
Add bananas and mix until combined
Add eggs and mix until combined
Add milk, vanilla, salt,cinnamon.

Add flour, baking soda, baking powder mixture and mix until moist. Do not over mix. Over mixing will produce a dry tough textured bread.

Line bread pan with parchment paper and pour batter into lined pan. Bake 40-55 min until done.

I make this bread for breakfast for my boys. They love it warmed and topped with butter.

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Topped with Whole Foods vanilla granola


bread baking in the middle of the night..

i dont know what it is exactly that motivates me to start tedious tasks in the middle of the night.  tonight i made two more loaves of honey oat bread. i made my very first loaf of homemade bread last night at  midnight and  again tonight. i must say that the thought of baking bread from scratch scared me….. but after much research i decided i would give it a shot. am i glad i did! the bread turned out so delicious and moist. my boys and i devoured the whole loaf of bread within 24 hours so i decided to make 2 more loaves tonight.  i will share the recipe and pics soon. i have a new found love for baking! i would love some bread recipes to try out if anyone is willing to share….  🙂